It’s story-time: Play peeping tom with us as we peak into some wild court cases from the plague-stricken Italy of 1630.
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Co-hosts: Nick and Anna
Time/place: Tuscany, Italy, 1630 CE
Dead idea: Miasma theory of disease
Calvi, G. (1989). Histories of a Plague Year: The Social and the Imaginary in Baroque Florence. University of California Press.
Cipolla, C. (1981). Fighting the Plague in Seventeenth-century Italy. University of Wisconsin Press.
Cipolla, C. (1992). Miasmas and Disease: Public Health and the Environment in the Pre-Industrial Age. Yale University Press.
Cohn, S. K. (2009). Cultures of Plague: Medical Thinking at the End of the Renaissance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Maps, pics, references, and more at www.deadideas.net. Music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff.